Learning to Fly
- Sep 4, 2019
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I tried various configurations for a long time. At the end of it all, I determined that basically, I needed to find a way to get the RD audio into my phone where it can then go via Bluetooth to the headset. Like you, I tried multiple brands of Bluetooth dongles and even my old SM-10 to get my R7 (or my ancient V1) audio into my Cardo Packtalk Bold. Nothing worked; it was an either/or proposition. Once a device latched onto a Bluetooth channel, it didn’t let go. When I upgraded to the V1G2, it was the solution I’d been searching for. V1Driver runs in the background and doesn’t interfere with the music streaming from my iPhone. When a radar signal is detected, it drops the music volume, plays the alert and then let’s the music resume at its previous volume. If you can find a way to get your R3 audio into your phone, that’ll be the ticket.Are there any the Phone apps like the V1 Connection app or Escort Live app that can work with other brand radar detectors?
Eg using a R3 that has a BT sender dongle?
I've tried just going from R3 & dongle to my Sena 50r headset and it connects fine. But the BT dongle always holds onto the connection in the Sena headset so that no other headset profiles can get through once the radar BT dongle connected (I tried Packtalk bold too). You literally have to manually move between profiles. Which means if I'm in the phone profile then I won't hear the radar. Or vice versa.
What I mean by that is, the channels won't merge and integrate when the BT DONGLE is connected. So you have to physically change between the different channels. This is no good if you are listening to music because you won't hear the radar go off because it is on the other channel.
My set up is:
Sena 50r. Using mesh to talk to mates.
2 devices to connect to the Sena 50s. My phone and my R3 radar.
Seems simple right. But somehow not working as expected.
the Phone (Android) connects to Sena 50r (vis the 1st phone profile} and supples Music, Maps & phone calls via this connection.
The Radar was to be plugged into a BT sender and intended to connect via BT to the Sena 50r using the headsets 2nd phone profile.
I tried using the Sena SR10 as the dongle for the radar and that seemed to work ok. But the SR10 is old technology and when it is sitting idle and the radar goes off it has about 1-2 second or more latency before the signal gets received in the headset. That basically stuffs up reaction times for police radar and isn't acceptable.
So I tried using some of the inexpensive low latency Bluetooth dongles, but as mentioned, when they connect to the headset they hog the channels and prevent other channels from merging and being heard. This means that if you are in the profile that can hear the radar detector, then you won't be able to hear your music or get a phone call or maps or anything else coming in from your phone because other profiles are shut out.
Obviously I want to have full functionality and be able to hear music and still connect with friends over mesh Bluetooth. But I need the radar signal to be a priority.
So I wondered if there is an application that behaves like the v1connection or Escort Live app but would enable me to use a different brand of radar that has a dongle?
That way I can pair the radar to the phone and the phone is always active with the headset so there will be no latency.
And hopefully it will switch between inputs on the phone from music and phone calls etc
Or even simpler, can I use an auxiliary cable to plug the radar into the headphone jack of the phone (using a splitter to ensure the radar signal comes in to the phone as if it was microphone input) and is there an app that can pick that signal up and send it to the Sena 50r?